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Sunday, 16 July 2017

4th Task: The Burlesque Edition

Hello beauties,
welcome back to another Edition of Manda's Model Mission.

Before we begin, I'd like to announce the winner from our last challenge, the Couture Edition. The total top contestants were Hilmy (emmahunt4) and Arafah (MomoSakuraChan). Eventually, the person who wowed us the most with their incredible concept, especially regarding the Underwater Ad, is ... Arafah! Congrats dear, this makes your second win in a row! A surprise will be added to your last task's win as soon as I'll renew my ss-membership.

Without further ado, The Edition for our Forth Task is all about the cultural highlight of the Roaring Twenties, Burlesque.  The modern use of the term Burlesque refers to performances in a variety show format, especially popular from the 1860s to the 1940s, often in cabarets and clubs, as well as theatres, and featured bawdy comedy and female striptease. Hollywood films attempted to recreate the spirit of these magical performances and included burlesque-style scenes within dramatic films ever since. Today's Burlesque has taken many forms, but all have the common trait of honoring one or more of burlesque's previous incarnations, with acts  especially including striptease, expensive costumes, erotic female sensuality but also bawdy humor, cabaret, and comedy acts. There are modern burlesque performers and shows all over the world, just like the iconic, incomparable Dita Von Teese and drag superstar and veteran Violet Chachki.

This time, there's just one partial task to do. So, ladies, give it all your effort! And please, no excuses anymore.

Congratulations, darling! You've made it. You got booked for an exclusive wide-spread fashion editorial in one of the biggest fashion magazines in the world, VOGUE, for their Throwback in Fashion History issue. Eventually you were honored to be shooted for the most wanted part, the Burlesque Era.
Your task is to create a time-rewinding photoshoot, transfering us back to the golden era of theater burlesque! Synch yourself, put on that tight corset and stockings and wear the most beautiful burlesque-esque fashion piece you can find. Of course, match makeup, hair and accessoires to the given occasion. Make an extravagant pose and most imporantly - make an impression! Be memorable and show us your sexy, sensual and seductive side! You can do whatever you want and go with any concept you'd like to see yourself with. BUT, there's just one more minor thing. The editors of VOGUE have choosen a very special location for your Editorial: The theme of your photoshoot is going to be "At the Gardens", which means for you to pose in the most beautiful botanic garden scenery you can find.
Oh and lastly, don't forget to add the VOGUE watermark to your spread.



(just an inspiration, you can work with any garden scenery you want to!)

I hope you like this task as much as I do. Can't wait to see you girls shine in beautiful burlesque fashion!
Send your finished entries to with an or link or send them to me on Facebook, thanks.

The Deadline is Monday, the 31st July, 2017. (In case you need more time concerning DHOF airing on the 30th, just leave me a short note in my inbox and I'll know.)

If you've got any questions left or struggle with temporary problems concerning the deadline, feel free to leave an ask/note in the comments. :)

Good Luck babes and stay tuned,
Manda El Rose

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Results Task 3: The Couture Edition

Welcome back, ladies!

once again, live from our Studio here in Dollywood, LA it's time for another elimination ceremony.
This task's theme was all about Couture - Haute and Crazy. The girls were asked to deliver beauty, grace and elegance by, first, creating a S/S 2017 dress advertisement and second, delivering an outisde-oft-the-box freaky fashon look!

Morever we forgot to announce the winners of our last Edition. The top contestans of Task 2 were Nico, Elisabeth, Arafah, and Kirsten. Taking into consideration that we split you in two groups, made us go for a conjoined win! The two winners of the Action Edition are ... Elisabeth and Arafah, you guys really went for it! Congrats, you two. A small prize will be waiting for you in my bazaar.

Before we start I'd like to share that Gabriel aka juliaChang-diva and Jess aka jesspoynter seemingly left the Dollywood community, automatically leading to his disqualification from the contest. Also, Mangun hat to withdraw from the competition due to private issues and temporal struggles. Keep your head up high Babe!

This leaves us with a striking Top 6. Oh well, that went by fast!

Maria can't be with us today, she's busy following her tight schedule at Couture Fashion Week but she told us to tell you all how excited she is about your photoshoots!


Manda: You're serving full editorial in your Underwater Advertisement. The dress is definitly the center of attention and you did so well in using its full potential the way it's blowing up all around you. Love how you understood to play with the texture of the dress. The color of your dress was a perfect choice, I just love Giambattista Valli and it suits your skin tone so well! If I was the customer, I'd stop by your photo and say "I want this dress."
Your Crazy Couture Runway is wild! The dress is incredibly creative and artistic, definitely the craziest out of the bunch! I wished you would have went just as wild with your hair and makeup, that would've sold this look to me head-to-toe. Also the choice of background/studio/runway is very basic, something edgier would have made a better match. Overall though I'm very pleased with this!

Rafael: WOW!! You, my dear, left me in pure shock!! *is shook*
You have improved so much! Your graphics look so professional, you've truly come a long way. Love the Underwater Shoot, the dress is beautiful and looks like a seaflower blooming around you. It's everything I could have wished for!
And your Couture Runway is stunning, too. Love how you paid attention to Details. Lovely job, my dear!

Tania: Your Underwater Shoot works so well, I love it! The colours of the picture are so nice put all together and the pose is so beautiful but still high fashion. The only thing I'm struggling with is that I wished the dress would have some more details.
Yas, your Crazy Runway is so fab! Definitely the craziest dress out here and that's for sure a positive thing. I love the hairstyle too, just looks really nice all together.


Manda:  I'm really digging the concept of your Advertisement, it's very out there and totally fits the Gucci vibe. Overall though, I think this would've made a better fit for the last task since - to me - it feels more prominent that you're in the sky, not that you're in a bucket full of water. The detailing with the bubbles is super cute though. I like your choice of garment but I think you could have done something more special. I feel like you made quite a predictable choice. I'd also like to say that I think adding a Gucci logo would have helped your advertisement in order to sell the dress. It's a bit much and the dress is fading into the background - or in this case - water. *hehe*
Your Runway is hot, it's fierce! The dress is a mess and I like it! You've put a lot of effort into the styling. For me, hair and makeup make this a unique piece, kudos on the choice! Still, I kinda want to see you take a risk for once, I feel like you've been playing it safe. Show us more from what we saw from you in Task 2. Let us feel that signature Nico vibe. Be memorable, I know you are!

Rafael: Love both of your tasks so much! Love how in the commercial it seems like you want to break free from the tank to save yourself from drowning. The dress is gorgeous in your Advertisement.
I really enjoy your Runway, it looks very breezy. Love the hair, it gives me a little Red Queen from Alice in Wonderland moment.

Tania: To be honest your Underwater Advertisement is one of my least favourite entries, it reminds me of Lutzst's entry from last task, your face is kinda lost and your dress looks way too stiff to be under water. The dress in itself is nice though, you can never go wrong with Gucci.
I think your Runway is alright. Again not super crazy like we wanted to but your doll looks gorgeous, red works perfectly with your skin tone. The hair and makeup are perfect for this shoot though, I love them.




Manda: Yes!! Your Underwater scene is exactly what I've expected from you! The dark-greenish, dirty sea grass, wasted pond vibes fit the dress perfectly. Your hair is fricking spectacular and your crown imaginates the story of the beautiful sea princess, trapped in a glass cage underwater. So, props for creating this magical atmosphere. Sadly though, I think your execution suffered a bit from the time issues you were faced with. I wished your hair would spread in all directions, the dress should extend to its double size, bubbles should be floating everywhere - we're underwater after all! Those details are important! Especially for you, being a consistently great contender in this contest. Then again, I'm not sure if you intended to have no water inside of the cage - though that would be a misunderstanding of the assignment, which said to "let the garment fully unfold in the water".
Your Crazy Couture Runway .... meh. Don't get me wrong, you look incredible. I just wished it was crazier!! Still though, graphic-wise you did a beautiful job. The silhouette's a little been-there-done-that but it works well for your doll and if you ask me, this is what I think is a great match for Lutzst in matters of crazy couture. All in all, great! Just knowing your artistic level, I expected more.

Rafael: This Underwater Shoot is absolutely stunning and a strong entry. You look like a dangerous nymph creature - more than beautiful but if you get to close, she'll rip your heart out in a second. LOVE!
The Crazy Couture Runway on the other hand isn't as strong as your photoshoot, it's lacking that crazy and wild vibe from before. The mask - YES, 100%. The rest? Nah, I'm just not buying it. All in one you have strong tasks but you need to work on your consistency so *everything* will be stunning.

Tania: While you looking stunning as hell, this doesnt really look like an Underwater Shoot at all to me, theres no way your doll could be as straight like that under water, same goes for your hair. But yeah other than that your incredible style shows amazingly on the photo.
Your Runway is very Avant Garde, I´d have liked to see something much crazier though but this coat is just stunning, and you did a great work with the details of it.




Manda: Definitely my favorite Underwater Advertisement out of the whole bunch. It's dynamic, alive, beautiful and sensual - giving me everything!! The Cavalli dress choice was on point and Momo just looks stunning in it. You perfectly incorporated the material under the water and made it come alive; you knew what effect this dress would have in a floating area and did the most out of it. This to me, couldn't be done better.
Your Runway isn't necessarily what I'd call Crazy Couture, it feels more Haute Couture to me but I'm living for the overall aesthetic and color scheme. I also think your runway look is the most well-rounded one: perfect choice of a background that is color-coordinated to your outfit, a striking outfit itself and beautiful styling in regards of hair and makeup. Well done!

Rafael: In my opinion, you absolutely sold this Underwater Photo 100000%!! It advertises the fabrics/clothes just beautifully without taking all the attention away from you and your gorgeous face. Also love the hair. Everything looks so effortless and light.
The Runway is also *be-auti-ful*! I'm just missing the craziness in here, like.. where's the crazy headpiece? A daring pose? But other than that it's great.

Tania: This is my favourite Underwater Photoshoot by far, I dont know if you had a reference but it looks like it was free handly made and damn you nailed it! I love the movement in the whole picture, and it looks gorgeous and so magical..
Your Runway? Not super crazy but surely out of the box, I appreciate that at least. The details are gorgeous, colours as well and I´m jealous of your doll's legs.



Manda: Your Underwater Shoot is nice. You look stunning for sure, the dress is beautiful and it suits your doll perfectly. You see, you didn't do anything wrong but in all honesty I'm just not mad about it. This - to me - is playing it safe, the setting was very predictable, too. You basically took the idea from one of the inspirations and that was it - I would have liked to see you being more innovative and add your own spirit, your own little something into the concept. I want you to step up your game, Byron! It's time to start considering what makes you stand out from the crowd.
Your Runway is definitely weird, the tentacles creep me out for sure! Loving the aesthetic in here, very dark and mysterious. I just wished you chose another backdrop, a different setting with an edgier tone could have made this so much better. The dress itself isn't crazy enough for me. Without the headpiece and (very beautifully made) makeup this would make a pretty generic couture look. Come on Byron, give us more. We're hungry to see more creativity from you and I'm starving here!

Rafael: I. am. in. Loooove! with your Underwater Commercial. You look so fragile & innocent in here. Almost like a corpse of a fairy princess. It has something so mesmerizing about it that I can't take my eyes off it. This is a huge improvement to your previous tasks.
But then the Runway happened.. ok let's start off with the good aspects: THE HEADPIECE. I'm fucking GAGGING!! Love it. Love you are one of the very few contestants who really went crazy - fashionwise. *However*, that dress?! Come on, I know that it's hard to get two tasks done in such a short amout of time, but really, you simply copy and
pasted a dress from the internet onto your doll and blurred it. Actually, when I'm zooming in I can see you did the same thing with the tentacles. You could have at least tried to make a simpler version of it with less details and it would have equally slayed. But now it's like... well, I can't really judge anything because technically, it's not there. I'm really disappointefd because you have turned this out so much but... well..

Tania: Your doll looks so delicate and peaceful, I love the pose and the face expression you're giving in your Underwater Shoot, the dress is also great. I'm happy you tried to give some movement to it. I'm just  not so fond of the background, it doesn't fit in with what you're trying to do in the shoot. 
You look amazing, though also your Crazy Couture is not really a crazy outfit but it's beautiful and weird regardless and works so so well with your dolls skin tone.



Manda: First of all, beautiful choice of a dress, the pose is nice and works well with the garment, you really look like a model! Then again I wished you were way way more centered in the picture. I think it wasn't very clever to position yourself so small into the water bucket. You almost disappear with everything else going on. The background from your Underwater Ad is also very bright and loud in contrast to the silver dress. Maybe you should have swapped colors here. I don't think your dress is the center of attention here and this doesn't speak to me like an advertisement should do. Also I feel like you placed the logo way too big into the picture, it's kind of distracting.
Your Crazy Couture Runway is beautiful though. You just look ah-mazing!! Even though it might not be the craziest piece, I think it can definitely keep up with the others! For me, this for you is stepping it up. I see a more risky Kirsten and I love that. You could have went for a more extraordinary hairstyle and makeup but I'm pleased.

Rafael: I wish I could say your Advertisement is one of my faves. I really do. It's just your doll almost disappears in this big picture because you portray yourself so tinily in this. Graphic-wise it's quite simple, though a lot of detail went into that dress (which is beautiful by the way). I just don't see how yours stands out from the others. Same goes for your Runway Task. You put soooo much detail into this gorgeous piece, however it's not really something I'd call crazy couture. I don't know, compared to the others, yours falls flat for me. It's really a pity because I think you have a lot of potential and are a skilled and experienced graphic designer. I just think sometimes you get lost in details and the technical aspect of your graphics so you lose track of the whole image and the atmosphere/emotions that should be created. I hate to say this but you're one of the weakest contestants this time.

Tania: I'm not really happy with your Underwater Task. Your doll's position doesn't work at all I'm afraid, its really way too stiff and straight to be underwater, also the proportions are off. The background doesn't work with the look you chose, on the other hand though I find the dress really gorgeous.
I'm really happy you went out of your comfort zone for your Crazy Couture Runway and did this look! Its maybe not super wild but it's still you but crazier. Gorgeous details and the makeup and hair look amazing, I really want to see more of this from you, Kirsten!



The Judges and I deliberated.

Nico (hermosalisagirl) and Elisabeth (Lutzt) - you delivered good entries and delivered a casually elegant performance throughout this Edition. Both of you are safe.
Congrats, you made it into the next round of this competition!

Going on, Hilmy (emmahunt4), Arafah (MomoSakuraChan), Byron (SandyHermosa) and Kirsten (sparklewand12) - while some of you dived deep in this Task's Underwater Edition, two of you drowned dramatically. Hilmy, Arafah - Congrats!! You're the Top Contestants of this Task. Your entries were the best from the bunch. You truly worked within your possibilites and beyond, thank you! One of you is going to be this Task's winner of the week, which you'll find out by the next Edition.

This means Byron and Kirsten, both of you are in this week's Bottom Two.

Byron, third time you're met with the bottom position - BUT keep fighting. You listened to our advises, you improved even more but you just lacked in being memorable. Be creative, be more out there and step our of your comfort zone. Though, do we think you deserve another chance?
Kirsten, it's your first time in the Bottom, this was a very very close call. Eventually you don't truly deserve your spot here. You weren't bad at all, we just think, same as for Byron, you just need to step out of yoru comfort zone even more and make a more memorable impression. This is your wake up call - try to stand out from the rest and you might secure a Top position already by the next task!

So who's going home?

NONE! Both of you will stay with us.
As the game has involuntarily narrowed down to six beautiful, individual contestants, we didn't think it was fair to let any of you go. You are all incredibly talented. Find the fire within yourselves and prove why you've all earned your spot in the next round!

Give us your all, who knows? There might be a double elimination. Show ur ALL your skills, sweeties!

Silence everyone, the decision is made!
Task 4 will be posted very soon! Stay tuned, it's going to be fun!

Have a wonderful evening and keep shining,
Yours Manda